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Bio

I became a sculptor after a thirty-year career as a software engineer and executive in the high-tech industry. This duality is not as strange as some people might think: both activities involve creativity, a sense of adventure, an irresistible passion, and total immersion.

I got my BFA in Sculpture from MassArt in May 2010. I also have a B.Sc in Mathematics from Ben Gurion University, Israel, 1977.

I now work in my studio at Stonybrook Fine Arts in Jamaica Plains, Boston. I share my time between sculpting, software development, and tango dancing.

I live with my family in the Boston area. I was born and grew up in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and I go back often. I suppose I can say that I am lucky to have two homes that I love.

 

Artist Statement

The human figure, in the full sense of the term, is the subject of my work. The connection and interaction between people; the frame through which we each look at each other and at the world around us; and dance -- those ingredients are blended into the sculptures which I create.

I look for the not-always-obvious way in which we interact with each other; thinking about the frames in our world, which create borders and at the same time create a common framework for interaction and interpretation.  

A special interest for me is dance. It is an art-form that has always marveled the human body and the inner self, and the connection between people dancing together is so deep and multi layered.

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Threads of thoughts about

dance
I love how dance looks and I love how dance feels.  When two people dance together, the frame created by their embrace is essential for their connection;  this connection is deep and layered, complex and marvelous, and not always visible from the outside. It requires trust and evokes vulnerability.  It exists in the moment, and then the music stops, and it’s gone - but the core stays within.

frames…
I am curious at how we are seen by others, in context of what’s around, and how it is same or different than how we see ourselves.  A frame can focus our attention to something which might otherwise be lost in its surrounding.  A frame can limit our space, and we can also lean on it.